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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

BUS 210 - Principles of Management

This course presents students with an application of management theory to management practice. The course examines the characteristics and interconnectedness of effective planning, organizing, leading, and controlling across an organization. Students explore the skills, traits, behaviors, and practices of effective managers and leaders in the context of a business environment that is uncertain and constantly changing. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to; Discuss the influence of management theory on current management practice. Use the planning process to accomplish both personal and organizational goals. Explain the importance of and the procedure for organizing the workplace and defining tasks, responsibilities and relationships. Describe the skills, traits, and behaviors of effective leaders and managers. Describe the major functions of human resource management and the role they play in strategic management. Discuss the tools and techniques used in the control process. Discuss the decision-making and problem-solving methods that managers use. Analyze the economic, technological, sociocultural, political-legal, and international environments and determine how they affect management. Describe the ethical and social responsibilities that managers have to internal and external stakeholders
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: BUS 100